Editorial

89 Of The 100 Most Watched Shows On TV In 2018 Were Sporting Events

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Sports absolutely dominated television in 2018.

According to The Big Lead Wednesday, 89 of the 100 most watched TV shows were sporting events. Of those 89 events, the NFL took 64, the Olympics had 13, college football had six, the NBA had four and college basketball and the MLB only had one each.

This makes me so happy. I love the fact sports are dominating the television. It’s further proof America hasn’t lost its mind. (RELATED: NFL Dominates 2018-2019 TV Ratings, Takes The Top 2 Spots Among The 18-49 Demographic)

It turns out “Game of Thrones” wouldn’t even have held a light to sports ratings this past year when it comes to the live numbers.

Michael Mulvihill pointed out it would have been outside of the top 70.

As long as we have cold beer and sports on TV, then this country will still be alive. Judging from the numbers above, we have a long ways to go before we have anything to worry about.

You’re out of your mind if you don’t think this is good news. We already knew the NFL dominated the ratings, but I don’t think we realized it was at this kind of level.

Not only did the NFL dominate the world of television broadcast, the league dominated every other sport by a gigantic margin.

Shoutout to everybody who tuned in to watch some sports this past year. You’re keeping the heartbeat of America alive, and you’re heroes in your own right.

Now, grab a beer and prepare for the hockey game tonight. It’s a great time to be alive.

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